• Mobile Corner

    Build Interactive Tiles for Microsoft Band

    Now that you know how to communicate with the Band apps, here's another twist. Let's get interactive. 05/12/2016

  • News

    Visual Studio '15' Takes Shape with Preview 2

    Another preview of the next VS IDE adds debug improvements, including Edit and Continue capability while building XAML apps, as well as latest TACO Update 9. 05/12/2016

  • Modern C++

    Choosing the Right Constructors to Write

    In part 3 of this series on the C++ Core Guidelines, we explore constructors and why, rather than writing a default constructor, you should use in-class member initializers, a feature added in C++ 11. 05/11/2016

  • News

    JNBridge Adds Lab for Creating Java Web Apps on .NET

    Tutorial kit showcases using Play Web app framework to build Java-based apps that interoperate with .NET. 05/11/2016

  • News

    Lots of Features Rolling Out with Visual Studio Team Services Sprint 99

    Something as simple as a checkbox has users expressing their excitement with this update, but there are quite a few features that will be rolling out with the latest update that also shouldn't be ignored. 05/10/2016

  • Practical .NET

    Simplify Code with the Visitor Pattern

    You can't make a complicated problem simple. But, by leveraging the right tools in your language (and the Visitor pattern) you can ensure that your code doesn't get as complicated as your problem. 05/09/2016

  • News

    NativeScript 2.0 Supports Visual Studio Code, TypeScript

    Major update to cross-platform framework for building native apps includes support for Visual Studio Code and TypeScript, as wel as AngularJS, Maven, and CocoaPods. 05/09/2016

  • News

    Future Release Plans for .NET Core 1.0

    In its mission to maintain openness with the developer community, Microsoft shows the road ahead for the eventual release of .NET Core 1.0 with Visual Studio 15. 05/06/2016

  • News

    MSDN and TechNet Upgrade to the Cloud

    The support and community development portals for Microsoft developers and IT specialists is getting a cloud upgrade, starting with a preview of services around Microsoft's enterprise mobility technologies. Bonus: It's being open sourced. 05/05/2016

  • Changing Parameter Values with out and ref

    You might want to think of the out and ref keywords as documentation about what you intend to do to a parameter inside one of your methods. The compiler then ensures that's what you really do with that parameter and notifies developers using your method about your intentions. 05/05/2016

  • News

    Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova Update 9 Now Available

    Programmatic efficiency is a highlight of this release, with a command-line option for extensions and clearer information for starting new projects. 05/04/2016

  • The Data Science Lab

    Classic Stats, Or What ANOVA with R Is All About

    New to this type of analysis? It's a classic statistics technique that is still useful. Here's a technique for doing a one-way ANOVA using R. 05/04/2016

  • News

    SQL Server 2016 To Be Released June 1

    Microsoft's venerable RDBMS gets a major update, with a developer-enabled version that unclutters the enterprise database solution development process. 05/03/2016

  • Set Culture Information in One Step in .NET Framework 4.5

    For those developers having to create localized applications (or deal with other I18N issues), the .NET Framework 4.5 can make your life marginally easier. 05/03/2016

  • Practical .NET

    Logic Is Your Enemy

    Leveraging the right combination of object-oriented tools can keep your code simple, even as the problems you solve get more complicated. 05/03/2016

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